I have been obsessed with this new technique called Fresco Lime paint. It’s this amazing product that Pure & Original offer that creates this old world feel to your walls. The paint creates a textured feel that has a matte look with just a little definition to add depth to those drywall walls. Kind of like a plaster feel but a whole lot easier and manageable as a home owner to pull off.
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I will say the technique took a little getting use to. With the guidance of the Pure & Original team, watching the tutorial on their website over and over again, I was able to figure out the brush strokes, the diluting of the paint and the overall technique.
First Prime walls with the the prime with a roller.
Next, lime paint in cross-hatch motion (2-3 coats, be sure wall is completely dried between coats).
- First Prime walls with the the prime and as you would paint.
- Next, lime paint in cross-hatch motion (2-3 coats, be sure wall is completely dried between coats)
- Finish with Dead flat sealer
Lime Paint as quoted on the Pure & Original site: “Lime paint is a breathing, mould- and bacteria resistant paint, what makes it extremely suitable for application in the bathroom and kitchen”.
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and the AFTER!
The color I chose was coffee and cream, it’s a nice creamy white with a hint of warmth to it. The paint will definitely go on darker then how it dries.
Just adore this finish and by applying it over the molding it truly gives that old-world European feel that I truly love.
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